August Oyster Task Force Meeting


August 23, 2016
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August Oyster Task Force Meeting

01:00 pm - 03:00 pm @

Louisiana Oyster Task Force Meeting
John Tesvich, Chairman
Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 1 p.m.
2021 Lakeshore Dr., STE 210
New Orleans, LA 70122

I.          Roll call and introduction of guests

II.         Approval of May 17, 2016 Meeting Minutes and August 23, 2016 Agenda

III.        Treasury Report

A.      Oyster Tag Sales
B.      LOTF Financial Report

IV.         Committee Reports

A.      Public and Private Oyster Grounds Committee  (Mitch Jurisich)
B.      Enforcement (Captain Chad Hebert)
C.      Legislative (Jakov Jurisic)
D.     Research (Earl Melancon)
E.      Coastal Restoration (Dan Coulon)
F.      Marketing (LDWF)
G.      Health (Lance Broussard)
H.     Sustainability (LDWF)
I.        Professionalism (LDWF)
J.      Aquaculture (John Supan)

V.         Old Business

A.    Update on Lease Moratorium Lifting Process- Marc Maniscalco
B.    Update on Biloxi Marsh BU Project- Elizabeth Calvit

VI.        New Business

A.    Update on New License/ Permit Training Requirements- Darren Bourgeois
B.    2016 Oyster Stock Assessment and Season Recommendations- Steve Beck
C.    Report on the Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning Closure- Gordon Leblanc
D.    Discussion and Results of the 2016 Dermo Disease Study- Thomas Soniat
E.    Discussion of the VMS Cargo Vessel Requirements- Brad Robin
F.    Discussion of 1-Hour Oyster Program Tagging Regulations- Brad Robin

VII.         Public Comment
VIII.        Set Next Meeting
IX.          Adjourn

The meeting will be held in compliance with Louisiana’s Open Meetings Law as defined by Louisiana R.S. 42:11, et seq.  The public is invited to attend.  To listen in to the meeting via webinar register at

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